Here comes the stock research shake-up

A new rule to reduce conflicts should be good for investors. But what about the research providers?

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How do you put a price on investment research?

Is that research report worth more than the paper it’s printed on? That question is upending money management as new regulations in the European Union disrupt the way banks and brokers do business.

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What risks can shake the markets? Our top geopolitical ideas

While the VIX Index, a measure of near-term market volatility, has sunk to near-record lows, a number of geopolitical risks have the potential to drive market instability and affect a swath of industries in 2H.

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Money pit of misfits awaits chemicals' deal deluge

A chance to unleash years of volatility -- or surging value -- lies ahead as $300 billion of global chemicals deals create split-offs and new business units.

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The future of investment research post-MiFID II

MiFID II will require investment research to be paid for in one of two ways: from a fund manager's own account, which may be recoverable by raising fees, or via a ring-fenced client research-payment account.

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Apparel back-to-school and college outlook

Continued share gains at discount, online and off-price retailers are driving top-line optimism for the upcoming back-to-school and college shopping season.

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Hong Kong's next 20 years: Real estate

Housing demand in Hong Kong should remain robust over the next 20 years, driven by the increase in population and smaller-sized households. However, Hong Kong developers could lose market share of residential sales due to the expansion of Chinese builders.

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Hong Kong's next 20 years: Finance

Chinese firms are critical to Hong Kong's future as a global financial center as they rise to dominance in the city's industry.

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Hong Kong's next 20 years: Currency

Hong Kong's resolve to keep its currency's peg to the U.S. dollar appears unlikely to waver in the next few years -- even as its economic ties with China continue to deepen and Beijing's political sway over the territory grows.

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C-Suite AI focus signals coming labor disruption

A rapidly increasing number of company executives are discussing artificial intelligence during earnings calls and investor presentations, which could be a precursor for labor-disruptive technologies not only in manufacturing but also across the service sector. 

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